Jurors in Kleiman-Wright Case Worried Over Job Terminations

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Aaron Goldstein
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Kurt Wuckert Jr. of CoinGeek.com is reporting that jurors in the Kleiman-Wright case slipped the judge a note with the following request Friday afternoon:

"Can we please get letters for our employers to let them know this is going to keep going"...

The implication being that deliberations could go on until 2025.

But seriously, court is out until Monday and the jury continues to be deadlocked.  This has some jurors worried about being able to keep their day jobs.

The law clearly states that an employee summoned or accepted to serve in the State of Florida may not be threatened to or discharged from employment.

Deliberations began for the day before Thanksgiving (albeit for one hour).  And while it seems like an eternity, the jury has been deliberating for one full week.

Wuckert, Jr says that Friday's letter to the judge indicates to him that "we may not be done on Monday either."

A Miami jury was expected to determine the legal owner of nearly $69 billion in Bitcoin as well as the legal identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, author of the Bitcoin white paper. Ira Kleiman's is the brother of a man Dr. Craig Wright claims worked with him on the creation of Bitcoin. Dave Kleiman passed away in 2014.

On Wednesday, Judge Beth Bloom issued an Allen charge in the hopes it might secure a verdict after the jury notified her they were deadlocked.  This is only a temporary remedy however.  An Allen charge is additional instructions given by the judge to a deadlocked jury to encourage the minority to reach an agreement.

Discussion of the note comes at the 7:00 minute mark below.

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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